Meet Kristen

Kristen Rosen Gonzalez is a proud single mother raising her children on Miami Beach. She was born and raised in South Florida, speaks Spanish and French fluently, and has a multi-cultural background reflecting the diversity of Florida. Immediately following her undergraduate career at Tufts University in Boston, MA where she studied both French and Spanish Literature, she moved back home to Miami Beach, FL, her hometown, worked as an internet journalist, and started a family. While raising her young children, she went back to school part-time and earned a Master’s Degree in Communication at Barry University in 2006.
 
Kristen is grateful for her education because when she  divorced, she was immediately able to find a job as an English Teacher at Miami Central, an inner-city high school and one of the most challenged schools in the Miami Dade County School District. This experience allowed Kristen to develop an in-depth understanding of the county’s K-12 educational system, and, after one-year, she was hired as a full-time faculty member at Miami Dade College, the nation’s largest community college.
 
For the past eight years at the college, (Associate) Professor Rosen Gonzalez has served on Miami Dade College’s Legislative Advocacy Committee and lobbied in Tallahassee, the Theodore Gibson Oratorical Competition Board, a speech contest in conjunction with Miami Dade County Public Schools exploring the Black Diaspora, and Co-Chaired the Bill and Melinda Gates’ Foundation Undergraduate Pathway’s Program to create clear and defined routes to earning student degrees.
 

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Democrat Sees Ros-Lehtinen’s Retirement as Mixed Blessing

MIAMI BEACH — Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez was attending a baby shower on Sunday when she happened to glance at her mobile phone. “I had like 50 text messages and 40 missed calls,” she told Patch. “I said ‘oh my goodness.’” That’s when the news first broke that veteran Miami Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, […]

Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez Jumps in Against Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Educator and Miami Beach City Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez filed her paperwork to run against U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., this week as Democrats hope to flip that seat in 2018. Rosen Gonzalez joins a growing field running for the Democratic nomination. Businessman Scott Fuhrman and businessman Michael Hepburn are also seeking the Democratic nod. […]

Miami Beach commissioner to challenge Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in 2018

First-term Democratic Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez is challenging to Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for Congress in 2018. The Miami Herald reports that Gonzalez is the second Democrat to file in Florida’s 27th Congressional District, recently redrawn and now leaning  Democratic. In 2016, Hilary Clinton defeated Donald Trump by 20 percentage points in CD 27. […]

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The Community Newspapers today hosts CC Breakfast Club, at South Miami’s Casa Cuba Restaurant, serving up heaping helpings of news and views shared by local thinkers and community leaders, including District 27 Congressional candidate Kristen Rosen Gonzales and Mark Lago, candidate for South Miami City Commission.

This free-flowing get together – with no particular agenda – is a good time to catch up, break bread, and enjoy scrambled eggs and good friends.

Special thanks to Community Newspapers for hosting the gathering and to the staff of Casa Cuba at 5859 SW 73 St., in beautiful South Miami

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What do people want from government? We walked around Lincoln Road and everyone answered the exact same thing. ... See MoreSee Less

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From North Bay Village to Cutler Bay, District 27 is full of hard-working families just like yours and mine. It’s really quite simple. I am running for Congress to represent and vote for all of us. ... See MoreSee Less

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Celebrating all those who served so that we may be free. Happy Veteran’s Day. ... See MoreSee Less

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Con mi nuevo amigo Francisco Portillo, el presidente del Organización Hondureña Integrada. Yo pelearía por todos los centroamericanos sufriendo por el TPS. Uds. tienen el derecho de quedarse aquí. Estoy contigo. ... See MoreSee Less

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